A group of 204 women were evaluated based on the long- and short-term appeal of videos of 15 men. They had a known level of intelligence and physical features.
Findings say that women look for geniuses for both one-night stands and for long-term relationships.
However, other studies suggest that women don’t care about the brain for short-term relationships.
Prokosch, Mark D. et al.; Intelligence and mate choice: intelligent men are always appealing; Evolution and Human Behavior , Volume 30 , Issue 1 , 11 – 20